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If you take a RAZR take the MAXX. The extra battery will be worth it.
And really WHY not the Nexus? It is pretty much the best phone on the market.

Costs too much, Nexus and MAXX.
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You have to live with said phone for the next 2 years. To me $100 is a drop in the bucket.

Anyways, not my money.

In this scenario i would go for the Rezound. 2GB of data is really small (~68MB/day), so the 4GB is kinda worth it over the iPhone. If you really travel a lot, you should probably look into a GSM carrier. (ATT or Tmo have some nice phones). Verizon does however have a service where they will loan you a world phone while you are traveling (obviously not practical if you frequently travel, but it is fine for vacationing)

Also iOS is kinda...eh...I really don't care for it much.
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I remember reading right before the Nexus came out that it had like a watered down 1280x720 screen, not entirely true 720p. Is that the case with the Rezound?

After looking at an Engadget review it looks pretty nice with the HTC Sense thing.
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My vote goes to the iPhone 4S, it fits all your criteria and as long as you're okay with a 3.5" screen and HSPA+ speeds it is the best device to go with.

In my opinion, the 4S is definitely the best phone on the market after the Galaxy Nexus.
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My vote goes to the iPhone 4S, it fits all your criteria and as long as you're okay with a 3.5" screen and HSPA+ speeds it is the best device to go with.
In my opinion, the 4S is definitely the best phone on the market after the Galaxy Nexus.

I'm fine with the form factor and iOS. The only con I see is that it isn't eligible for Verizon's double data offer obviously for 4G phones.

Seems like a competition between the Rezound and the 4S right now. Bionic is out of the picture.
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I remember reading right before the Nexus came out that it had like a watered down 1280x720 screen, not entirely true 720p. Is that the case with the Rezound?
After looking at an Engadget review it looks pretty nice with the HTC Sense thing.

No and it's not even the case of the Nexus. What you heard was it had a pentile display and that it didn't have individual RGB sub pixels for each pixel. This really didn't have much of an effect though. The Rezound probably has the best screen out for Verizon for the reason that it has an RGB display and the pixel density is high than even the 4Ss because it has a 720p screen at just 4.3".

And if you're concerned about the screen on the Nexus, you're going to want to skip the Razr. The Razr has a decent screen but compared to everything new coming out it just feels out dated. If you're not comparing it to any of the newer phones then yes, it's a good display. I really wish Motorola would of made it a real HD 720p display instead of the "qHD" crap, I probably would of kept it (except for the rom supported sucked too because of the locked bootloader, Nexus and Rezounds are both unlocked).

And to the person who said skip the Rezound for battery life.... The Rezound by no means has excellent battery life, it's okay to good at best however, I had the Galaxy Nexus for about a month and it wasn't much better. If anything, it was a little worse. The Galaxy Nexus extended battery would be a good investment though because it really doesn't make the phone that much bigger.

Droid life does an excellent comparison of the screens of the Rezound, Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr.
http://www.droid-life.com/2011/11/29/screen-comparison-galaxy-nexus-vs-droid-razr-vs-htc-rezound/
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No and it's not even the case of the Nexus. What you heard was it had a pentile display and that it didn't have individual RGB sub pixels for each pixel. This really didn't have much of an effect though. The Rezound probably has the best screen out for Verizon for the reason that it has an RGB display and the pixel density is high than even the 4Ss because it has a 720p screen at just 4.3".
And if you're concerned about the screen on the Nexus, you're going to want to skip the Razr. The Razr has a decent screen but compared to everything new coming out it just feels out dated. If you're not comparing it to any of the newer phones then yes, it's a good display. I really wish Motorola would of made it a real HD 720p display instead of the "qHD" crap, I probably would of kept it (except for the rom supported sucked too because of the locked bootloader, Nexus and Rezounds are both unlocked).
And to the person who said skip the Rezound for battery life.... The Rezound by no means has excellent battery life, it's okay to good at best however, I had the Galaxy Nexus for about a month and it wasn't much better. If anything, it was a little worse. The Galaxy Nexus extended battery would be a good investment though because it really doesn't make the phone that much bigger.
Droid life does an excellent comparison of the screens of the Rezound, Galaxy Nexus and Droid Razr.
http://www.droid-life.com/2011/11/29/screen-comparison-galaxy-nexus-vs-droid-razr-vs-htc-rezound/

Thanks for the info. Do you think I could make 2 days on the Rezound with limited usage, just texting, few calls, and a game or two?

4S battery?
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I remember reading right before the Nexus came out that it had like a watered down 1280x720 screen, not entirely true 720p. Is that the case with the Rezound?
After looking at an Engadget review it looks pretty nice with the HTC Sense thing.

More than likely they were talking about how the virtual buttons on the bottom of the screen take up a certain amount of pixels, so there isn;t 1280x720 usable pixels. Since the Rezound uses physical buttons, it has the full 1280x720 usable pixels.
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Thanks for the info. Do you think I could make 2 days on the Rezound with limited usage, just texting, few calls, and a game or two?
4S battery?

If you turn off BT/WiFi/LTE/screen brightness down you probably could go 2 days. Same with the 4S.

I bought one of these to throw in my bag, It really is the best invention ever, I don't really have to worry about using my phone, because I know i can just recharge it (they make similar products for iPhones too).:
http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Universal-Dual-Charging-Portable-Packaging/dp/B00486MH80/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1333327509&sr=8-2

I have a Thunderbolt though, so my battery life is like 8x worse than any other phone ever.
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I see, I think now its down to iPhone vs Rezound. I am still leaning towards the 4S because I can easily move all my iTunes stuff on there and it it global ready. The Rezound does have the double data offer and comes with the Beats earbuds. Tough decision.
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define: itunes stuff


If you are already pretty deeply entrenched in their app ecosystem, and have many dollars sunk into the AppStore, I'd say go with the iphone.

If we are just talking songs though, then the Rezound is probably still on the table.

and double data....delicious double data.
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